From May to October 2013, nine European nations - France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden - representing specific maritime regions - the Baltic and North seas, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean - organize national citizen/youth and key stakeholder consultations on the products and services that oceans offer to our daily life.
The first round of the SFS project consultation forums started in May 2013 and ended on July 2013.
From May to July Citizen/Youth consultations took place in 7 European countries (France, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Greece and Poland). The Citizen/Youth consultations in Spain and Norway will take place on the second round of consultation forums in September and October 2013.
The consultations were attended by enthusiastic young people aged between 18 and 28 years old.
Stakeholder consultations have already take place in Italy and Spain and have started in France. Stakeholder consultations in France (2nd consultation), Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Greece, Poland and Norway will take place on the second round of consultation forums in September and October 2013.
SFS Consultations calendar